Tagged: federal reserve bank of st. louis

Mike Carroll Named Chairman of Arkansas CPAs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Mike Carroll of Fort Smith has been appointed chairman of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Debt and Disposable Income Percentage Moves Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/23/2018 12:00 am

Household debt service payments as a percentage of disposable income moved up in the fourth quarter of 2017, to 10.3 percent, a total that includes both mortgage and consumer debt payments.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

St. Louis Fed President Speaks in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 3:21 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard spoke last week in Little Rock about “The U.S. Economy Three Months into 2018” at the Arkansas Bankers Association's and Arkansas State Bank Department’s Day with the Commissioner.

Little Rock Broker Named to St. Louis Fed's Real Estate Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2018 8:52 am

Greg Joslin of Little Rock has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

U.S. Personal Saving Rate Near Historic Low

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Although the personal saving rate in the United States ticked up in January to 3.2 percent, up from 2.5 percent in December, it remains near historic lows.

How the Goldens Ruled: Fed Report on Allied Notes Self-Dealing, Insider Abuse

by George Waldon 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The narrative of the report is dominated by criticism of the Goldens, by title rather than name, and the bank board they held sway over.

Why Are Banks Shuttering Branches? (Julie Stackhouse Commentary)

by Julie Stackhouse 3/5/2018 12:00 am

It seems inevitable that this long-term trend in branch closings will continue as consumer preferences evolve and financial technology becomes further ingrained in credit and payment services.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

St. Louis Fed Names NLR Developer to Industry Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 1:36 pm

Lisa Ferrell of North Little Rock has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 1:33 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced Wednesday several changes to its board of directors that were effective Jan. 1.

Are Bank Holding Company Structures Still Beneficial? (Julie Stackhouse Expert Advice)

by Julie Stackhouse 12/11/2017 12:00 am

While the costs of maintaining a bank holding company form of ownership have been highlighted by those proposing to abandon it, numerous benefits exist.

Fed Board Member, State Economic Forecaster Assess Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/1/2017 10:53 am

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, fielded questions Friday about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Reserve Board, the GOP tax plan and the future of banking regulations.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 3:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

Chris Johnson to Head First Financial's Little Rock Market (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Chris Johnson has been named market president in Little Rock for First Financial Bank of El Dorado in conjunction with the opening of the bank’s first Little Rock branch.

The Policy Rule Debate: A Simpler Solution (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The Federal Reserve should issue a quarterly monetary policy report to better explain its actions and projections on a regular basis.

Robert Hopkins Steps Up at Little Rock Branch of Federal Reserve (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Robert Hopkins has been promoted to regional executive and senior vice president of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 3:51 pm

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved.

President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

by Alexis Crowe 11/16/2016 11:21 am

Economists are not expecting a new president to have significant effects on the local or national economy and outlook, according to presentations at the Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday.

Fed's James Bullard: Only One Rate Hike Needed Now

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 10:12 am

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, says one hike to a key interest rate is all that's needed right now.